DCL MS. A.II.16Gospels
Held by: Durham Cathedral Library: Durham Cathedral Manuscripts

Mid 8th century gospels, written in Northumbria.

Digitised: https://n2t.durham.ac.uk/ark:/32150/t2mqj72p7126.html

Physical description of manuscript


Extent: iv+134+i f
Size: 350 mm x 250 mm


1-134 (with 11 and 11*, 37 and 37*). Misbound: f.102 belongs between f.6 and 7, and f.11* between f.9 and 10

Secundo folio: Baptizatus

Written in uncial and Insular half-uncial by four scribes.


Standard Tuckett binding, mid 19th century full brown calf over thick wooden boards (Charles Tuckett, binder to the British Museum, rebound most of the Cosin Manuscripts in the 19th century)

Manuscript history

Written in England, Northumbria, mid 8th century, the content implies it might have been used by a bishop. The addition of documents recording privileges of Durham Priory indicate that it was at Durham Priory by the 12th century (Gameson 2010, 41).

Microfilmed in 1985/86 by the Hill Monastic Manuscript Library, St John's Abbey and University, Collegeville, Minnesota. Copies held by them and Durham University Library.

Digitised material for Durham Cathedral Library MS. A.II.16 Gospels
Digitised as part of the Durham Priory Library Recreated project


Catalogi veteres librorum Ecclesiae cathedralis dunelm. Catalogues of the library of Durham cathedral, at various periods, from the conquest to the dissolution, including catalogues of the library of the abbey of Hulne, and of the mss.   OCLC citation, Surtees Society 7, (London: J.B. Nichols and Son, [1838]).

Gameson, Richard, Manuscript treasures of Durham Cathedral   OCLC citation (London: Third Millennium, 2010)

Mynors, R., Durham Cathedral manuscripts to the end of the twelfth century. Ten plates in colour and forty-seven in monochrome. With an introduction [including a list of all known Durham manuscripts before 1200]   OCLC citation, (Durham: 1939)

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